For the past 16 years, Fertile Ground has been providing farmers, tea growers, educators and students with training, information and encouragement in northeast India. Photo submitted

For the past 16 years, Fertile Ground has been providing farmers, tea growers, educators and students with training, information and encouragement in northeast India. Photo submitted

Honouring local food heroes locally and in Assam

The event will take place on Sunday, Nov. 24 from 4 to 6 p.m

  • Nov. 19, 2019 11:30 a.m.

Fertile Ground will shine a light on a few of the people making important changes in our local food systems at Fertile Ground’s upcoming annual general meeting.

The event will take place on Sunday, Nov. 24 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Creekside Commons in Courtenay.

For the past 16 years, Fertile Ground has been providing farmers, tea growers, educators and students with training, information and encouragement, and helped spark the shift to more sustainable local farming movement in northeast India.

They’ve also provided volunteer and internship opportunities to many people – including local farmers Michelle Hua, Neil and Arzeena Hamir and their daughters Inara and Amina, seed saver Erinanne Harper from Salt Spring Island, Rotarians Chip Ross and Marcia Allardice and a number of students from Camosun College’s Environmental Technology.

Come out and enjoy a few stories and photos that celebrate the important connections we’ve made – here and in Assam. Following a short business meeting, there’ll be refreshments – including flavorful chai, samosas and pakoras.

FMI and directions to Creekside, visit www.fertile-ground.org. RSVP’s appreciated – 250-337-8348